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1 WORKSHOP ON ENGAGING THE DIC WITH PRESS ATTACHES OF AU MEMBER STATE EMBASSIES IN A BID TO BROADENOUTREACH AND EXPAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE AU 1st and 2nd October 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Infrastructure and Energy Department Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy AU Commission Website:

2 OUTLINE I.THE DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY AT A GLANCE II.KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART I:CROSS CUTTING ACTIVITIES PART II: SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES III. RECOMMENDATION / IED’s EXPECTATION

3 I. THE DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY AT A GLANCE 3 VISION and MANDATE AU Vision On Infrastructure Building for Africa an "Integrated infrastructure of transport, energy and Communications, that is safe, reliable, efficient and affordable, capable of promoting regional and continental integration and sustainable development of the Continent” IED Mandate The Department’s mandate is “ to enhance Regional and Continental efforts for accelerating integrated infrastructure development and sustainable, efficient deployment of energy resources ”

4 I. THE DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY AT A GLANCE 4 Functions The Department of Infrastructure and Energy focuses on following core functions: 1.Elaboration of policies and strategic framework for the development of infrastructure and related services in the sectors of energy, transport, tourism and communications (telecom/ICT, posts); 2.Facilitating implementation of major continental infrastructure projects; 3.Enhancing cooperation with bilateral and multilateral partners; and 4.Advocacy for Africa’s interests in the global economy.

5 I. THE DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY AT A GLANCE 5 STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTEMENT COMMISSIONER DIRECTOR ENERGY DIVISION ENERGY DIVISION TRANSPORT AND TOURISM DIVISION INFORMATION SOCIETY DIVISION INFORMATION SOCIETY DIVISION

6 II. KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART I:CROSS CUTTING ACTIVITIES P ROGRAMME F OR I NFRASTRUCTURE D EVELOPMENT I N A FRICA (PIDA) A ND I NSTITUTIONAL A RCHITECTURE (IAIDA) _1 PIDA: AN INITIATIVE FOR INTERCONNECTING, INTEGRATING, AND TRANSFORMING Our CONTINENT  The PIDA initiative is led by the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).  PIDA was launched in May 2010 with the objective of merging all the on-going plethora of regional and continental infrastructure initiatives into one coherent Master Plan, there by, creating a fully integrated regional/continental geo- economic space.  The general objective for the PIDA program is to promote socio-economic development and poverty reduction in Africa through improved access to integrated continental and regional infrastructure networks and services.

7 II. KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART I:CROSS CUTTING ACTIVITIES P ROGRAMME F OR I NFRASTRUCTURE D EVELOPMENT I N A FRICA (PIDA) A ND I NSTITUTIONAL A RCHITECTURE (IAIDA) _2 The specific objectives of PIDA are: 1)Establishing a strategic framework (an outlook for the future) to develop regional and continental infrastructure in the energy, transportation, trans-boundary water resources (TWR) and information and communication technologies(ICT) sectors; 2)Establishing an infrastructure development program over a time horizon up to 2040 including a priority action plan (PAP); 3)Preparing an implementation strategy and processes including financing arrangements.

8 II. KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART I:CROSS CUTTING ACTIVITIES P ROGRAMME F OR I NFRASTRUCTURE D EVELOPMENT I N A FRICA (PIDA) A ND I NSTITUTIONAL A RCHITECTURE (IAIDA) _3 Priority Action Plan (PAP) Given Africa's urgent infrastructure needs, the projects and programs’ list for short term implementation is included in the Priority Action Plan (PAP) of PIDA. PAP details the immediate way forward by presenting actionable projects and programs that promote sound regional integration between 2012 and The PAP has 51 projects and programs grouped into categories, though a number offer cross-sector benefits: 15 energy; 24 transport; 9 trans- boundary water; 3 ICT.

9 9 TransportEnergy

10 10 ICTTrans-boundary Water

11 II. KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART I:CROSS CUTTING ACTIVITIES P ROGRAMME F OR I NFRASTRUCTURE D EVELOPMENT I N A FRICA (PIDA) A ND I NSTITUTIONAL A RCHITECTURE (IAIDA) _4 Implementation  Implementation will rely on all actors of the African development process taking coordinated action: AUC, NPCA, the RECs, Member States, Specialized Institutions, development Partners, etc.  The implementation process is grounded in the Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA) aiming to reinforcing institutional capacities and to creating conducive environment for resource mobilization.  The architecture consists of structures for decision-making and implementation processes.

12 II. KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II:SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: ENERGY A.Development of Policies and Strategies 1. Hydropower Initiative 2020 Development of the huge hydroelectric potential of the major river basins of Africa, by the construction of large hydroelectric dams and interconnection networks by Geothermal Policy Development of the Regional Geothermal Programme in the Eastern Africa countries with a potential of over 15,000 MW 3.Bioenergy Policy Elaboration of bioenergy policy framework and guidelines for Africa 4. Solar energy Development of the solar energy potential in the Sahara, Sahel, Ogaden and Kalahari regions

13 II. KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II:SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: ENERGY B. Major Integration Projects 1.Large hydropower projects Grand Inga and Inga III in DRC, ( MW); Gibe III in Ethiopia,(2000MW); Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia (5250MW); OMVG Energy projects in West Africa, Kafue Gorge Lower (750MW) in Zambia, Interconnection Projects :Ethiopia- Kenya and Zambia-Tanzania- Kenya 2. Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility The initial GRMF amount of €50m will focus on geothermal prospects in five countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) in order to encourage public and private sector investors for power generation in EARS.

14 KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II:SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: ENERGY C. Capacity Building 1.Capacity building in PPP strategy for hydropower projects 2. Institutional support for AFREC and AFSEC Training in solar energy and wind energy Building of an African Energy Information System and Database 3. Geothermal Regional Energy Programme Building capacity of experts from 11 countries 4.African Petroleum Fund Training of simulation model of high oil prices impacts on African economies

15 KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II:SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: ENERGY D. Cooperation and Advocacy 1. African Petroleum Fund Establishment of the African Petroleum Fund as a solidarity mechanism to mitigate the impact of high oil prices on African economies. Voluntary contributions from Member States and the oil companies doing business in Africa. US$ 260 million is the minimum capital to launch the Fund’s activities 2. Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Political Targets by 2020 : (i) bring access to modern energy to 100 million additional people; (ii) double the capacity of cross border electricity interconnection, double the use of natural gas in Africa as well as gas exports to Europe; (iii) build 10,000 MW in hydropower, 5,000 MW in wind energy; 500 MW solar energy; triple capacity of other renewable. (iv) Promote energy efficiency starting by electricity sector;

16 KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II:SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: A.Development Of Policies And Strategies  Implementation of Yamoussoukro Decision on Air Transport  African Maritime Transport Charter  African Civil Aviation Policy (AFCAP)  Harmonisation of Road Standards for Trans-African Highways  Elaboration of the African Road Safety Charter B.Facilitation of the Implementation of Major Integration Infrastructure Projects B.1 Flagship Projects under PIDA PAP: Transport Corridors: Pre-Feasibility Studies of Dakar-N’djamena-Djibouti and Djibouti-Libreville have estimated required investment cost on road and rail missing links respectively 10.4 US$bn and 6.6 US$bn. TRANSPORT AND TOURISM

17 KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II:SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: TRANSPORT AND TOURISM B.2 EU-Africa Infrastructure Partnership Projects 1.Study on the Operationalization of the Executing Agency of the Yamoussoukro Decision on the Liberalisation of Air Transport Markets in Africa 2.Evaluation of the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision 3.Feasibility Study of Lobito Corridor on Trans-African Highway No.9 (Beira-Lobito corridor). 4.Technical Advocacy and Support Activities for Gambia Bridge Project 5.Comprehensive Market Analysis and Options Study for Implementation, Operation and Financing of Cotonou-Niamey-Ouagadougou-Abidjan Railway 6.Regional Transport study of Trans-African Highway no. 3 in Central Africa with Pre-feasibility Study of Selected Road Sections and Strategic Options Study for Regional Ports

18 KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II: SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: INFORMATION SOCIETY (ICT & Post) A.Development Of Policies And Strategies 1.African Framework on the Information Society (AFRISOC): ARAPKE Framework (2006) Reference Framework for Harmonization of Telecom/ICT Policies (2008) 2.Action Plan for the sustainable development of the Postal sector (2008) 3.ICT Master Plan (PIDA) Projects and programs for Telecom ICT broadband infrastructure (2012) 4.AU Cyber Security Convention (Under adoption Process) 5.AU e-Strategy (Under formulation process)

19 KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II: SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: INFORMATION SOCIETY (ICT & Post) B.Facilitation of the Implementation of Major Integration Infrastructure Projects 1.The African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) To keep local Internet traffic local. Support establishment of National and Regional Internet Exchange Points 2.The Pan-African E-Network for Tele-medicine, Tele-education and VVIP India Africa Initiative. Operational in 47 countries Post graduate students enrolled and more than 3000 Medical consultations have been conducted. 3.The African Leadership ICT Program A capacity building programme consisting with the aim to strengthen visioning, policy making and strategic planning in Knowledge Society Issues. 1 st Batch of 85 professionals has been completed.

20 KEY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PART II: SECTORIAL ACTIVITIES: INFORMATION SOCIETY (ICT & Post) 4.DotAfrica Applying at ICANN for gTLD Setting up appropriate structures to manage the.Africa Top Level Domain 5.Analogue to Digital Television Transition Assess the current status of member states towards the transition Devise a strategy to accelerate the digital switchover in Africa Develop a guideline on the management of digital dividend Advise member states on bilateral and multilateral cross border frequency coordination Promote modern spectrum management practices in the continent 6.e-Post Project Aims at installation of terminals in each Post Office

21 III. CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS Ownership And Strong Support For Pida -Pap Implementation In General And Effective Operationalization Of Its Implementation Institutional Architecture Facilitate The Ratification Of The Au Draft Convention On Cyber Security Ratification Of The African Maritime Transport Charter Acceleration Of The Analogue Switch Over

22 III. CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS TRANSFER OF The PAeN To AFRICAN STAKEHOLDERS Innovative Financing Approach To Mobilize African Domestic Resource Accelerate The Implementation Of APF Celebration Of The African Road Safety Day: 18 November 2012 Be The Ambassadors Of The IED’s Flagship Projects In Your Respective Countries.

23 Thank You For Your Attention *** Merci Pour Votre Attention *** Muito Obrigado Pela Vossa Atenção *** شكرا لحسن استماعكم Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy AU Commission Website: 23


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